The talk raises some interesting points with which I agree, but I hold significant points of discord as well (as do many others).
Are nonprofit CEOs paid too little in general? How much would hiring a top-flight executive to run a nonprofit improve its ability to raise money and help more of the needy? (Tough to quantify the marginal product of a given individual in that role.) Should donors be more willing to see their donations go to nonprofit marketing and “overhead”? (Such endeavors might ultimately extend the reach of the nonprofit, but many givers are reasonably hesitant to give money that doesn’t go directly to the cause.)
The talk raises some important issues about the psychology of giving, the role of nonprofits, and approaches to tackling some of the world’s biggest problems. What do you think?